The Draft Local Plan published by Kirklees Council proposes that 4,000 new houses are built on the fields and woodland located between Ravensthorpe Road and Sands Lane. Should the development go ahead then Lady Wood could be felled. The plan also proposes that the houses are built on land currently used for horse grazing and stabling. Where would these horses be relocated to should the development go ahead? We believe that the proposal is wrong on many fronts, and this blog aims to be a hub to communicate the council's development proposals to the wider community, and with your support preserve Lady Wood and the surrounding area for the enjoyment of future generations.
The maps shown above are taken directly from the Kirklees Council website. The salmon pink coloured shading represents the sites that have been allocated for housing. This is not speculation, the salmon pink shading has been kindly performed by the council, not us. Ideally we would have shown the proposed site as a single map, however the mammoth size of the planned development has necessitated splitting the map in two. The narrative that follows is an extract from the council's "Allocations & Designations" report, the full version of which appears in our library of documents. This extract relates specifically to the proposed development around Sands Lane (Mirfield) and extending to Ravensthorpe Road.